A Beautiful Collection: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

a thousand beginnings and endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Edited By: Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Grade: A

Ghosts, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, more ghosts, shape-shifters, dances and sisters among other things… A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of Asian myths and legends that released at the end of June.

It’s a beautifully written and entertaining collection of stories and if you aren’t familiar with the myths or want to know more about them there’s a page or two of information by the author at the end of each story which I was so grateful to read!

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Summer Reading & the Best Books of the Year

Summer Reading Tag

It seems like a perfect time for this tag since we’re in the middle of summer here and I’m in that spot where I’m happy in the summer shine and about to start endlessly complaining about it. This one was originally created on Youtube by Amy Jane Reads although I’ve seen a couple of summer tags floating around.

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Love, Simon Deserved More Love

Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Grade: B+

Love, Simon is based on Becky Albertalli’s book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which was one I really enjoyed a couple of years back now. I didn’t catch this in the theater either and it didn’t seem to get a lot of attention outside the book community perhaps which is really a shame.

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My Crazy Reading Wrap-Up

dash from the incredibles

Like Dash racing through books and picking the vegetables out of my food.

Last week I posted a Try a Chapter Tag in which I decided to read everything I tried because I am clearly not good at putting books aside. Well, once I actually start them. Buying them and putting them on the endless TBR is a whole other story. I read My Plain Jane, From Twinkle with Love, Falling Kingdoms, To Kill a Kingdom and Sky in the Deep.

Turns out first impressions did not hold (in some cases) but I thought I’d do mini-reviews for all of them…

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Ant-Man, the Wasp & the Super Rude People

ant-man and the wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Directed By: Peyton Reed

Grade: B

So I saw Ant-Man on the Wasp last week. We actually went on Thursday night which is very rare. Then I came home and wrote what turned into a long rant not about the movie but about rude people in theaters and how they had come close to ruining the experience for me.

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Long Time No See Sis…

 

mae vol 1

Mae Vol. 1

Grade: C+

*I received a copy from Netgalley for an honest review. 

Mae’s sister Abbie has been gone for years when she shows up out of the blue one night with a tall tale. Mae and her friend Dahlia don’t exactly believe her until it turns out she’s being chased by strange creatures who attack them and snatch Mae and Abbie’s father taking him through a portal into a whole other world.

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